“IT’S NOW, IT’S WOW, IT’S FOR YOU!” 2002 Letter from Ursula K. Le Guin

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[Letter from Le Guin regarding her three Locus Awards in 2002]

In the Locus Awards write-up from the August 2002 issue, we wrote:

Ursula K. Le Guin won three awards, for Best Collection: Tales from Earthsea; Best Short Story: “The Bones of the Earth”; and Best Novella: “The Finder”. Her awards were presented together, since the two short pieces were also from the winning collection, which presenter [Charles] Brown notes, “makes Tales from Earthsea an amazing book and the first time this had occurred.” [Marina] Fitch held up a hot pink poster Le Guin sent to be displayed that read: “Words: The Sex-Filled Worlds of Ursula Le Guin”, which she wanted to share because she liked having her name associated with sex. Jennifer A. Hall read a note from Le Guin, who apologized for not being there, saying, “Thank you, thank you, and thank you again!”, and was glad readers wanted to return with her to Earthsea.

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